Two Clemson football walk-ons get scholarships
|2015-08-15 13:30:29.0- -||
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced after Saturday's scrimmage that Punter Andy TeasdallAndy Teasdall
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Teasdall will be the starting punter barring injury against Wofford.
"Teasdall is a guy that came out and try out in the spring one year," Swinney said. "We were like yeah we like this guy, let's keep this guy. One of the things we try to teach our guys just prepare for your opportunities. Even if you don't get it prepare. Better to be prepared without an opportunity than not be prepared with one. That's just the mentality we try to create. And when that young man got his chance he was ready and now he is on scholarship at Clemson and the starting punter for the Tigers. His teammates were just so happy."
Hunter Renfrow will add depth at the wide receiver and punting positions and in the return game.
"The beautiful thing about Hunter Renfrow. You talk about a team that went crazy when this young man got this scholarship," Swinney said. "The message with him as I told them team is he kind of looks like the trainer or something. But don't judge a book by its cover. This kid can flat out play. He can flat out play here or anywhere. This guy is going to have an excellent career at Clemson. He can fly. He is explosive. He has great ball skills. He is gifted football IQ wise and our team knows that. When you look at him you would never think that this is a football player, but that is the beautiful thing about football. Football players come in all shapes and sizes. It's what makes this great game so awesome. Here is a young that has come out here and grinded and earned the respect of all his teammates and is going to play and going to help us win as a redshirt freshman. There is no doubt about it. Proud of him."
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